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CHORDS IN MOTION

Standard tuning is versatile but it can make it tricky to move chord shapes around. Rod Fogg goes in search of symmetry…

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To build a chord we start on the root note and then add the third and the fifth above. Sometimes, to make a four-note chord we add the octave or maybe the seventh. The first chord in figure 1 shows a common major chord shape, which goes root, third, fifth, octave from low to high on the top four strings. The next chord hops those four notes over to the middle four strings, producing a chord that is a little tricky to hold down considering it’s just a four-string major shape. Both chords have the same voicing, but looking at your fretting hand there seems very little in common between them. Finally, we take this voicing to the lowest four strings and find that the shape has changed again.

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